The Massanutten Regional Library celebrates National Library Week (April 3-9, 2022)

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) – Bridgewater, Broadway, Elkton, Grottoes, Harrisonburg, Shenandoah and Luray. The reach of the Massanutten Regional Library extends far across the Shenandoah Valley.

From books to resume help, all kinds of services are offered free of charge at MRL.

“It’s not just about free books, it’s also a connection to your community. Through resources, programs, special events, literacy services, powerful databases and research, we have it all,” said Mary Golden Hughes, Director of Advancement for MRL.

For National Library Week, each day represents a different goal, aimed at helping people connect with the library. Tuesday spotlighted library workers, Wednesday was about raising awareness and Thursday encouraged patrons to call on lawmakers to invest in library services.

“And then Friday night we have a great event called Kegs for a Cause at Brother Craft Brewing Co. We invite the community to support us, come have a good time, and connect with your library in this way,” says Golden Hughes. . “We try to reach everyone at whatever stage of life they are in to let them know that we are here for them, that we are here to serve them and that they belong in our system of libraries.”

Rochelle Carr is the Director of MRL.

“[Librarians] have been here through thick and thin, day in and day out to meet the needs of our community by transitioning from in-person programming to online programming, we’ve been very creative about that. Library workers and librarians are very creative. When we face a challenge, we find a way to overcome it,” Carr said.

“One thing we always have to remind people of is that we are a non-profit organization. We are generously funded by the City of Harrisonburg and the counties of Rockingham and Page and are very grateful. In order to deliver everything we’ve talked about, we need community support,” added Golden Hughes.

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